ASCCA What You Need To KnowJuly 28, 2014
Stop AB 1522 -- Anti-Small Business Legislation
The bill to mandate paid sick leave, AB 1522 (Gonzalez), is scheduled for hearing in the Senate Appropriations Committee on August 4. ASCCA needs our members to write the members of the Committee asking that they oppose this bill. It is vital that members write Senator De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and voice their opposition. Senator De Leon is Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee and has significant influence as to whether AB 1522 passes. We should ask him to vote no or to at least consider amending the bill to exclude small business.

Copy of Press Release (more details and Sen. De Leon's contact info)

Register Now for the ASCCA September Team Weekend
Register today for the ASCCA's September Team Weekend held on September 27-28, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Sacramento. Don't forget -- someone is going to be serving ice cream sundaes!

Got questions? Email Lauren Stoddard or call 800.810.4272. 
SoCal Lead Narrowed to Four in Countertop Display Contest

The SoCal lead is now 20-16. ASCCA members from both the north and south are eagerly anticipating being served sundaes -- but only one of these groups is going to be right! The ASCCA's Facebook page has all the updates. Chapter reps from the losing region will serve winners sundae desserts at the September Team Weekend. The deadline to submit photos to Phil Boerner is September 12.



Contest Rules


Tap Employees for New Ideas (R+W Insider)
Constant innovation is key in order to develop new processes that sustain a healthy, profitable business long term. But shop operators can't rely solely on their own thinking to move the business forward in a positive direction. Your staff is a key resource that should be utilized to regularly develop new ideas for efficiency, productivity, work quality and culture.
There is Strength in Numbers (R+W Insider)
As noted in this article, a lot of independent shops take "being independent" too literally. Too many independents think they have to be independent. If instead you seek out the help that groups like ASCCA offer, you'll meet some great people and succeed in business.


U.S. House Passes Transportation Funding Patch
(ACA Capital Report)
On July 16, the House of Representatives passed a short-term funding package to keep transportation and infrastructure projects going through June 2015. The bill, H.R. 5021, provides roughly $11 billion to the U.S. Department of Transportation in order to pay for on-going road and other infrastructure projects and safety programs.
ASCCA Members of the Year: Larry and Laurie Moore!
Larry and Laurie Moore, of Larry's AutoWorks in Mountain View, the ASCCA Members of the Month in September 2013, were recognized at the summer conference as ASCCA's Members of the Year. The Member of the Year is chosen from among all the Members of the Month in the previous  fiscal year.


Click here to read their statement, and also read about previous members of the month.
Recall Notices from the NHTSA
2004-2011 Saab 9-3 Convertible

2013-2014 Acura ILX

2009-2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty, F-450 Super Duty, F-550 Super Duty

2011-2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee

2003-2004 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Baja, Impreza

2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

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In This Issue
Help Stop AB 1522
September Team Weekend
Countertop Display Contest
Tap Employees for New Ideas
Strength in Numbers
ACA Capitol Report
Members of the Year
Recalls from NHTSA

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